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Lancaster High School winter sports stars shined for a final time Tuesday night at the annual LHS winter sports awards.
The 19-8 LHS basketball team, which advanced to the Upstate semifinals and placed second in rugged Region III-AAAA, saluted a host of players.
LHS honored Co-MVPs as senior ace Ron Trapps and sophomore star Sindarius Thornwell shared the hoops laurels.
Trapps, who scored 1,055 career points, reaped all-state and all-region honors and has been selected to play in the annual Carolinas Classic All-Star game at Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach on March 19.
Thornwell, rated the state’s top sophomore player, also reaped all-region honors.
Senior co-captain Forrest Woodard was presented the Coaches Award and senior Qua Duncan was selected as the Most Improved Player.
LHS boys coach Ricardo Priester, in his sixth season, noted 34 of 35 senior players he’s coached at LHS have gone on to college.
The 7-13 Lady Bruins’ basketball team honored freshman guard Kyia Hough as its MVP.
Hough reaped all-region honors and was an all-tournament pick along with Shannon Truesdale in the South Pointe holiday tournament.
Aliyah Davis earned the Coaches Award and the Bruin Pride Award was presented to ShaRon Brunson. Junior Tarah Tipton reaped the Defensive Award.
In LHS wrestling, four Bruin grapplers were honored.
Senior Ervin Moore won the Most Pins Award with 16 falls. Junior Jeff Strickland was presented the Leadership-Coaches Award.
The Three D Award – Dependable, Dedication and Determination – was given to junior Jordan Hamrick. Devanta Montgomery earned the Most Improved Award.
Retiring LHS wrestling coach Jeff Foo was presented a plaque in recognition of two years of leading the LHS program.
The LHS varsity cheerleaders saluted several standouts.
Yamonee Watts was named Most Improved. Erin Garris was selected as Most Spirited and Jillian Bowers was tabbed for the Leadership Award. Bowers and Katy Beth Culp were named to the all-region cheer team.
Jayvee Boys Basketball
MVP – Demarcus Montgomery
Coaches Award – Marquivieous Hall
MVP – Darrick Cauthen
Coaches Award – Qua Barnette
Jayvee Girls Basketball
MVP – Phoebe Johnson
Coaches Award – Aliya Byrd
Most Spirited – Breunna McCrorey
Leadership – Samaria Witherspoon
Most Improved – Kasey Wheeler